Luoyang Grand Hotel
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... the building long ago begun to fade and crumble. The wrought iron accents on balconies drip a brownish rust that has accumulated over the years, staining the building walls. In the distance are gleaming high rises, but they look like overbearing cousins, too intent on flaunting
their wealth. The smaller buildings hold my interest. There is a romantic glamor to them, a promise of beautiful pictures and interesting stories. I'm sure their ...
... tour ends.
Fri night saw Dave & Kirsten arrive so it was off to plan the weekend activities. Thanks to schedule changes I have Sat & Sun off, which works perfectly for their visit.
Today we have visited the Longmen Grottoes at Luoyang, which is 1 1/2 hr ride into Henan province on the bullet train. We got up to a maximum speed of 303 km/h, though most of the time it was in the 270-290's.
... TV's, monitors, and billboards throughout our days but this was something different. The overwhelming notion of the sacrifice and dedication it takes to make even a small carving in a limestone cliff, much less to have done it 1500 years ago with rudimentary tools, is enough to make me stop in awe. Picturing the dedicated followers of Buddha of the time slowy chiseling away at the rocks to form such beauty is mesmerizing. Unfortunately, many of the statues have ...
... coffee shop to go out for a late lunch/early dinner. David doesn't like to do karaoke on a full stomach. We went to the pizza place again as they have the best pizza. They actually use mozzarella cheese and they taste like the thick crust ones we get at home. You have to be careful which one you choose and look at the toppings carefully but the "British" one is good. Eric was hankering after a cold drink and I said the lemon drink was good and came with ice. I shouldn't have ...
... turned out to be a bloke.Then I wanted to see his face as I thought he might be a he/she person and expected to find plucked eyebrows and no whiskers, but no. He was one of the hairdresssers and was quite impressed with his locks when he had finished. The boys are worse than girls as they spend all their time either on their phones or blow drying their hair.
After the dye had been put in my hair there was an inspection by the boss and more dye was administered. I ...